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Seedling Sale Update–available varieties

Here is the promised list of varieties for our sale– there might be one or two I’ve missed. We have absolutely tons of the cucurbits this year–winter squashes, pumpkins, cukes, zukes, melons, and watermelons! Last year we didn’t manage to grow enough because the chipmunks were such a (very cute) menace, but this year we’ve figured out how to outwit them (for now anyway!) Also lots of okra! Herbs and flowers are in slightly shorter supply this year, but we will put out more each day, so they don’t all get snapped up at once.


  • Shintokiwa
  • Boston Pickler
  • Boothby blonde 


  • Golden gopher
  • Delicious 51 PMR


  • Cherokee moon and stars
  • Crimson sweet 
  • Early moonbeam 


  • Costata Romanesca zucchini 
  • Dark green zucchini 

New England pie pumpkin

Winter Squashes:

  • Butternut 
  • Delicata
  • Red kuri
  • Long Island cheese 
  • Honeynut 
  • Hidatsa 
  • Black Forest kabocha 


  • Ruth’s Perfect,
  • Sweet’n’Bright,
  • Kimberton Hills Yellow,
  • Snow White cherry,
  • Black Cherry,
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry
  • Blush sweet plum,
  • San Marzano Paste,
  • Striped German

Physalis Species:

  • Schoenbrunn Gold Physalis,
  • Cossack Pineapple Ground Cherry
  • Purple Tomatillo


  • Moss Curled
  • Giant Italian Plain-leafed


  • Clemson Spineless
  • Bugundy

Sweet Peppers:

  • Aconcagua
  • Early Red Sweet
  • King of the North
  • Jimmy Nardello
  • Sullivan’s Favorite Frying

Hot Peppers:

  • Early Jalapeño
  • Hot paper lantern
  • Chiltepe


  • Lavender (perennial)
  • Rosemary (tender perennial, bring inside in the winter)
  • Thyme (perennial)
  • Lemon Bergamot (also a great pollinator flower)
  • Anise Hyssop (Semi-tender perennial—will sometimes overwinter in our area, also a great pollinator flower)
  • Valerian (perennial and also a great pollinator flower)
  • Lemon Balm (perennial)
  • Summer Savory
  • Tulsi Basil (also a great pollinator flower)
  • Lemon Basil (also a great pollinator flower)
  • Chives (perennial and also a great pollinator flower)


  • Hibiscus Manihot (annual)
  • Helichrysum (annual, great dried flower)
  • Purpletop Vervaine (Verbena bonariensis) (annual, but can self-seed)
  • Snapdragons panorama mix (annual)
  • Cockcomb celosia (annual, great dried flower, easy to save seed)
  • Euphorbia Mountain snow (Annual but will self-seed if happy)
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Memorial Weekend Seedling Sale!

It’s a Take-What-You-Need, Pay-What-You-Can Seedling sale again this year! We’ll have lots and lots of plants to offer, including squashes, melons, cukes, zukes, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, flowers, herbs and more! (list of specific varieties coming soon)

Where: at the corner of Chrysler Pond and Camp Hill roads in Copake, NY

When: from 10-3 Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend.

We won’t be able to process credit cards, so please bring cash or checks as well as boxes or trays to take home your seedlings!

Golden Gopher melons will be at the sale!
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Upcoming Seedling Sale April 24th!

Spring is upon us dear gardening friends! All of us here at Turtle Tree Seed have been eagerly awaiting the change in season, and as the days grow longer and warmer, we are thrilled to see our little seedlings emerging from the soil. For this reason, we cannot wait to share our spring starts with you all! Mark your calendars, as we will be holding our first annual spring seedling sale on Saturday, April 24th. We will have colder weather starts available at this time, including varieties of lettuce, kale, broccoli, greens, and parsley. Sales will once again be donation-based, with tables set up at the entrance to our community, at corner of Camphill Road and Chrysler Pond Road. Follow the signs to tables on the lawn! Hope to see you there!

Hoping for warm weather crops? Don’t despair! We will be having a second sale Memorial Day weekend, during which time we will have a large variety of warmer weather starts available. This is where you will find tomatoes, pepper, squash, herbs, flowers, melons, and more!